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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 03:29 PM

3.9 quake near Mount St. Helens 2nd strongest since 1981

Source: KGW.com

11:57 AM. PST January 03, 2018

Several small earthquakes shook an area east of Mount. St. Helens late Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning.

According to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, the largest quake, a magnitude 3.9, hit east of Spirit Lake near Mount Saint Helens just after 12:30 a.m.

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While a series of quakes are common around the mountain, the Wednesday episode stands out.

“This was sort of notable because this was a fairly large earthquake. So 3.9 is the largest earthquake we've seen in this particular area. But even right around St. Helens, this is the second largest earthquake we've seen since 1981,” said Thelen.

Read more: http://www.kgw.com/news/local/did-you-feel-it-multiple-earthquakes-rattle-western-wa/504403853

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 03:49 PM

1. I was in Pullman WA 220 miles away the day St. Helens blew on May 18, 1980

it got dark there about 130pm and ash started falling by about 245pm and continued for several hours

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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 03:58 PM

2. I was in

western Montana when the volcano blew. We had inches of ash after that event. Had to bring a couple of cattle and sheep into my parent's basement to get them out of it. Schools were closed and our whole town just shut down for the better part of a week. It wasn't fun.

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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 04:03 PM

3. I had the privilege of visiting Mt. St. Helens this summer

It is utterly enchanting. I can see why people were hesitant to leave before the eruption.

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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:33 PM

5. Is this symbolic of what is happening in the other Washington?

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